Astros All-Time Lists

The Greatest Houston Astros Pitching Trio of All Time

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1986-1988

Mike Scott
Record: 48-31
Win pct: .608
ERA: 2.77
WHIP: 1.01

Jim Deshaies
Record: 34-25
Win pct: .576
ERA: 3.56
WHIP: 1.24

Nolan Ryan
Record: 32-35
Win pct: .478
ERA: 3.20
WHIP: 1.17

TRIO TOTALS: 114-91 record (.556 win%), 3.13 ERA, 1.13 WHIP

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These three may have only played all together for three years, but they sure did provide some memorable thrills in that time. They led the Astros to their second division title and third postseason appearance, falling to the Mets in that unforgettable 1986 NLCS, 4-2. This trio also has the best WHIP and features one of the Astros two Cy Young Award winners. Unfortunately, this time frame doesn’t capture Nolan Ryan‘s best seasons, but there’s no doubt he belongs.

Special distinctions: Mike Scott threw a no-hitter on September 26, 1986, to clinch the NL West title. He also won the Cy Young in ’86 (one of only two the franchise has ever won), was selected to the All-Star game in ’86 and ’87, and led the team in WAR in each of those two seasons.

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